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Planar chromatography

Definition
noun
A type of chromatography in which the chromatographic bed or the stationary phase is on a plane, such as a paper or a glass plate
Supplement
Based on the chromatographic bed shape, there are two major forms of chromatography: the planar chromatography and the column chromatography. Paper chromatography and thin layer chromatography are examples of planar chromatography.
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  • column chromatography

See also:

  • paper chromatography
  • thin layer chromatography


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